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A few notes….

 – Kentucky landed another recruit today in the form of Langston Newton, again proving both that Joker’s theory on using his assistants to target guys they can actually land and focusing on the lines is paying off.  Rick Brooks decided early in his tenure that he was going to put emphasis on building the offensive and defensive line and that proved to be, arguably, the biggest reason Kentucky’s program started to improve.  Joker has remained equally committed to it and has now picked up guys on both sides that are not just bodies.  They’re players that should be physically able to hang in the SEC and allow the staff to fill the spots around them with athletes and guys they can develop.  It’s hard not to be excited about what Joker and his staff are accomplishing right now.  Let’s hope the momentum translates to the field.

 – In another sad story for a guy that has had several obstacles the past few years, former Louisville head coach Steve Kragthorpe has resigned as LSU’s offensive coordinator due to Parkinson’s Disease.  Kragthorpe will remain on the staff as the quarterbacks coach, but has given up the responsibilities that come with being coordinator.  Best wishes to him and his family.  They’ve been through a lot lately.

 – Just in case you were fully feeling like football season was underway, the USA Today Coaches Poll was released earlier this afternoon.  Oklahoma is the pre-season #1 school, while Auburn makes a run for another title from the starting position of #19.  Eight teams were in the Top 25 and Tennessee also received votes, making the Cats, Ole Miss and Vandy as the only teams that didn’t register.  The bigger the climb, the sweeter the RISE!!!!!

 – Quick question for you.  Who has two SEC Tournament titles and loves America?  This guy

 – Class is now in session over at CBS Sports and the recruiting experts and resident bloggers each offered up their five lessons learned during the July recruiting period.  There are tons of notes about Kentucky targets and gives a pretty good feel for what you missed this summer while you were hanging out at the beach throwing a frisbee in dress pants. 

 – If you’re an ESPN Insider, you might enjoy this column on the SEC’s rise as a basketball conference.  If you’re not, you’ll probably think I’m a jerk.  Spoiler:  I am.

 – If you’ll be in Orlando this fall, you might have a chance to watch history collide.  Both Minnesota and Texas Tech are participating in the Old Spice Classic and there’s a chance that Tubby Smith and Billy Gillispie will square off.  Should this happen, this might just result in a drastic wave of continued disinterest from Kentucky fans as they continue to watch good basketball and John Calipari.  Other than that, should be worth watching.

If you missed today’s episode of Kentucky Sports Radio, you missed the Oscar and Matt party. Make sure you do yourself the favor of catching up with the podcast below. And then don’t say we never gave you anything.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

30 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Afternoon Notes



  1. mocha
    1:40 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    holy mother mary.
    2,3,1.



  2. cracka
    1:55 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    “Eight teams were in the Top 25” … i don’t believe you!



  3. Bastard Yak
    1:56 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    i would put the over/under on teams in the top 25 at 25. im not a bookie though so what do i know



  4. NashCat
    1:57 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    laughable, Kentucky’s rectuiting class is last in the SEC, even Vandy’s class is more impressive.



  5. DokHolliday
    2:02 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    hahhaha, i know the one on the left. super young



  6. UKFanInCincy
    2:07 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    none of them



  7. VII
    2:12 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    3 2 1 blast off



  8. Jones Returns
    2:17 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    #6…are you kidding me? 3,3,3,2,2,3 and i’m out



  9. VII
    2:18 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    321 BLASTOFF



  10. knightynight
    2:33 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    2,3,1 you boys are crazy for any other order. look past the tan and makeup



  11. greatdanish
    2:37 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    Cats are #39 at collegefootballnews. Not too shabby, so suck on that naysayers.



  12. SexnNursinHomes
    2:38 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    Beis, has been nailin’ it lately. Pun intended. I agree with mocha, those chicks are hotter than love.



  13. Powerlifter165
    2:44 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    Can I have two at one time?



  14. Football Man
    2:50 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    5 of our 12 games are against top 25 ranked opponents WOW! That’s SEC tough!That’s why we need every trick in the book. C’mon boys “Play like a bunch of Wilcats out there this year! We are behind you 110%! We will all be there rooting you on to victory!Go Cats!BBN Rise! Todd from London says “Believe in Blue!



  15. steve
    2:52 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll say it. We want to see much more of these young ladies. 🙂



  16. alan cutler's fart
    2:52 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    1,2 then 3 again.



  17. Al's IndiCats
    2:56 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    Sofaking Sweet!



  18. mocha
    2:57 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    13 – i am on same boat. see #2.



  19. SexnNursinHomes
    2:59 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    19- hahaha

    20- hahaha

    I bet ya’ll wish ya could be that blue strap in the middle.



  20. Al's IndiCats
    2:59 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    It’s all Table grade to me!



  21. Bill_G
    3:24 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    #13 Past the tan she is still beautiful. 3,1,2



  22. TreyDay
    3:34 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    3,3,3,3,3…think about 2….3 again.



  23. Seriously
    3:48 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    #1 kinda resembles Rondo in the face



  24. SexnNursinHomes
    6:18 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    22- no doubt man, I can look past a chick having no arms and legs. A tan is cupcake.



  25. StevieD
    8:10 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    2-1-3



  26. Catsfoever
    8:41 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    #22 thank you! 3 is so freaking hot it’s not even funny! Who is she? I’d like to talk to her!



  27. RebbeccaGayheart
    9:33 pm August 4, 2011 Permalink

    3 actually rivals that tan brunette who was on here a couple of weeks ago.Put both pics up for a vote then they can both join me for a threesome!



  28. ZZbottom
    9:14 am August 5, 2011 Permalink

    2



  29. fo sho
    5:44 pm August 5, 2011 Permalink

    # 3, i would drink her bath water